and they should not be ignored. Security 12/18/13 Year-to-Date SPDR S&P 500 +1.7% +27.6% SPDR Dow Jones ( DIA ) +1.9% +23.9% PowerShares QQQ ( QQQ ) +1.2% +32.3% Let's look at the SPY's year-to-date performance
Hickey and Walters ( Bespoke ) submit: While two-thirds of investors said they didn't expect a taper yesterday, that's exactly what the Fed gave us when they announced their policy changes at 2 PM ET. It was no harm, no foul, however, as the market surged into the close after the release. It might
By David Fry ( ETF Digest ): (click to enlarge) Follow our pithy comments on twitter and become a fan of ETF Digest on facebook The Fed will engage in a token taper of bond and mortgage assets starting in January. At the same time they extended their commitment to keep interest rates low to 2016,
To answer the question "When it comes to active management, is the past prologue?" the S&P Indices Versus Active scorecard (SPIVA), released twice per year, tracks the consistency of top performers over yearly consecutive periods and measures performance persistence. As sure as the sun rising in ...
By Eric Parnell : It is among the most common principles heard among investors today. And it is a belief that many hold with so much confidence that they assume it is simply a given when setting portfolio strategy. It is the belief that stocks will go up over any reasonably long-term period of ...
By Jeff Miller : Continuing with the Eight Traits of the Insightful Investor… The Insightful Investor does not confuse organizational and individual behavior. Here is an example from Tuesday's news - a quiet market day in a pre-holiday period before a Fed decision. Here was the summary: Investors
yield is off one basis point at 2.87%, and gold is off 0.6% to $1,237 per ounce. Index ETFs: SPY , QQQ , IVE , SH , DIA , SSO , SDS , PSQ , IVV , SPXU , UPRO , VOO , QID , TQQQ , DOG , RSP , SQQQ , DXD , QLD , RWL , EPS , UDOW , SDOW , IVW , DDM
* Shares gain 3.4 percent (Recasts with confirmation of talks, adds details on stores and ratios)
MADRID, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Spanish discount grocer Dia is negotiating the purchase of supermarket chain El Arbol for around 100 million euros ($137 million), Expansion reported, citing unnamed sources close to the deal.
By Price Headley : Kudos to the bulls for quickly stopping the bleeding after Wednesday's decimation; the market didn't really budge on Thursday or Friday. On the other hand, the damage has been done. Was it enough to tip the scales all the way to the bearish side of things? It depends who you ask.